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area braces for the bustle, cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez reports the city can't wait for the windfall. >> it's going to be very busy and profitable. >> like what, a car payment? >> it could be depending on the car. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: not all this weekend tourists will spend money like sailors on leave but they will leave a major mark. >> it's undeniable. >> reporter: matt of the san francisco travel association says visitors to the city spend about $300 per day. >> about a third of that is spent in the hotels. that means two thirds of it is spent outside the hotels. that's restaurant, retail, museum, galleries, other cultural experiences, transportation. >> reporter: with a million visitors projected this weekend, that's an economic impact of about $300 million per day. >> september was an amazing month for us our busiest month for occupancy since 2009. >> reporter: michael pace general manager of the "w" hotel says october is on path to do even better. >> this could potentially beat the record. we are within a percentage point of out doing ourselves again. >> reporter: the fo
in the bay area this weekend and that will likely mean traffic gridlock. cbs 5 traffic reporter elizabeth wenger joins from us san francisco to explain which areas to avoid. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're at a hotspot along the waterfront. it's called carmageddon san francisco, trafficpocalypse. you might want to avoid san francisco unless you want to be part of the fun. here at pier 32 we have the big navy vessel for fleet week and we also have some of the america's cup sailing yachts. these will be two busy draws, a loud weekend if yesterday was an indication. this is video taken yesterday of practice rounds. that's the blue angels flying overhead. don't drive. this shouldn't be a shocker but parking will be hard. to avoid the most gridlock avoid the waterfront. use side streets less popular bridges like the san mateo bridge we made a map of a few of the other things going on. we have hardly strictly bluegrass at golden gate bridge. giants games at at&t. 49ers, castro street fair, italian heritage parade and outside the city we have florence and the machine in mountain v
and the highway patrol is preparing for traffic gridlock especially here in san francisco. cbs 5 traffic reporter elizabeth wenger joins us from san francisco to explain what areas to avoid. i guess everything. it is so busy. >> reporter: it is. that's the funny thing. the waterfront and the embarcadero, marina green, that's where a lot of stuff is going on. but yeah, there are so many events it's spread out throughout the city, north beach, castro district, unfortunately there's no great area traffic-wise this weekend. so this is going to be one of the busier spots. we are here along pier 30-32. it's dark but we have a big navy vessel you can tour for fleet week and in addition, if that wasn't enough, we have the america's cup sailing yachts behind me here, as well. so if yesterday was any indication, it's going to be very busy and loud this saturday and sunday. the blue angels practiced yesterday. don't drive. parking even if you get here will be extra difficult. to avoid gridlock, avoid the waterfront, use less popular bridges like the san mateo bridge. if fleet week and america's cup weren't
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